Showing posts with label New Line Cinema. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Line Cinema. Show all posts

Friday, July 12, 2019

Mortal Kombat Movie Will Be R-Rated

Screenwriter reveals upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot will be "R-Rated" and feature gory fatalities.

Despite previous attempts of making a live-action movie adaptation of Mortal Kombat fighting game series has remain unsuccessful, Warner Bros. is already on board with a franchise reboot that is currently set to release on March 5, 2021.

Most recently, casting report of actor Joe Taslim (Fast & Furious 6, The Night Comes for Us) in role of Sub-Zero came out and now, screenwriter Greg Russo (Death Note 2, Resident Evil Reboot) reveals the film to be R-rated, featuring fatalities.

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Mortal Kombat Movie Will Be R-Rated

RELATED: Mortal Kombat Movie Casts Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero

A distinct aspect of MK series of games is being extremely gory when it comes to execute fatality, a finishing move that ends your opponent in most violent way possible by either burning alive, stabbing their guts out or smash heads.

Mortal Kombat 11 is the most recent installment of its long-running series and has some classic fatality moves returned as well as including new ones for newly debuted fighters like Cetrion, Geras, Kollector and boss character Kronika.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

Although Greg Russo has confirmed upcoming MK movie to be R-Rated and have fatalities, he didn't mention which ones will be included.



RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

Since original Mortal Kombat game from 1992 has caused controversy for graphic violence and pushed a rating system, it actually makes sense for a modern day MK movie to have an R-rating as it is probably going to include some bloody fatalities.

In 1995, director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race) was in charge of first Mortal Kombat film that ended up receiving a PG-13 rating and while it was commercially successful, critics have panned the movie.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Grind to Fix After Latest PS4 Update

Simon McQuoid has been hired to direct and James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring) is serving as a producer. An official plot synopsis is not out yet but Russo claimed to stay true to MK legacy while making slight change to fit a modern narrative.

Filming for upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot is currently ongoing but Warner Bros. or New Line Cinema has yet to reveal a full cast for its iconic roster. Maybe they will be generous enough to fans by revealing who is playing Scorpion up next!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Mortal Kombat Movie Casts Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero

The Raid actor Joe Taslim is cast in role of Sub-Zero by Warner Bros. for upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot.

Although video game movie adaptations have earned a reputation of being thrashed by critics and fans alike, a few of them like Detective Pikachu and Rampage were actually able to somehow stand out among others in recent years.

Besides, Warner Bros. has been planning for a Mortal Kombat movie reboot for some time that announced a 2021 release date and has cast Indonesian actor Joe Taslim (Fast & Furious 6, The Night Comes for Us) in a prominent role of Sub-Zero.

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Mortal Kombat Movie Casts Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

Also a skilled martial artist, Taslim found initial recognition through his 2011 starrer The Raid that is considered as a cult action film. He is the first actor to be cast for upcoming MK movie, which is scheduled to start shooting later this year.

There was little to do for Sub-Zero in original Mortal Kombat movie from 1995 where he ended up getting killed by Liu Kang. Taslim is likely to appear as second iteration of the character, Kuai Liang in latest script of screenwriter Greg Russo.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

After hiring Simon McQuoid as director, WB has signed James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring) on board as producer for the film. McQuoid has previously directed commercials for Duracell, Netflix and even Sony's PlayStation 3.

New Line Cinema and WB initially approached writer Dave Callaham (Doom, The Expendables) and Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox) trying to reboot Mortal Kombat movie series but Russo delivered them a final script.